Posted inPolicy Topics, Public Planning

NPI’s Gael Tarleton elected to serve as President of Seattle Port Commission

Ear­li­er this evening, the Seat­tle Port Com­mis­sion con­clud­ed its first meet­ing for the year 2012, at which Com­mis­sion­ers Bill Bryant and Gael Tar­leton (one of NPI’s found­ing board mem­bers) were sworn in for their sec­ond terms in office, fol­low­ing the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion of the Novem­ber gen­er­al elec­tion a few weeks ago. The Com­mis­sion also elect­ed its officers […]

Posted inElections, Live Coverage

Mitt Romney projected to win New Hampshire’s Republican presidential primary

Although most precincts have yet to report in, the tra­di­tion­al media has already declared Mitt Rom­ney the win­ner of the 2012 Repub­li­can pri­ma­ry in New Hamp­shire… and Rom­ney has tak­en to the stage to deliv­er an arro­­gan­t­­ly-word­ed vic­to­ry speech filled with bold promis­es that he has no abil­i­ty what­so­ev­er to ful­fill, along with a generous […]

Posted inEconomic Security, Education, Litigation, Policy Topics

Frank Blethen, self-proclaimed champion of higher education, doesn’t want Chris Gregoire intervening in lawsuit against I‑1053

A few days ago, Gov­er­nor Chris Gre­goire let it be known that she intends to ask the courts to rule on the con­sti­tu­tion­al­i­ty of Tim Eyman’s I‑1053, which was chal­lenged by a group of par­ents, teach­ers, and law­mak­ers in a law­suit last spring. Gre­goire is a defen­dant in the law­suit (which is being defend­ed by […]